6th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
The Sixth Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators was held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from October 29–31, 2012, and was attended by 75 participants from 36 countries.
The Forum was co-hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the South Centre.
In keeping with this year’s theme: “Understanding and Harnessing New Models for Investment and Sustainable Development,” the Forum provided a venue for participants to consider new approaches to ensuring that investment agreements support the developmental goals of developing countries, drawing on emerging models, including from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Learn more about the Annual Forums of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
Reflecting on a Year Online: Lessons from an IISD survey of international investment negotiators
Participants in this webinar will have opportunities to discuss a forthcoming IISD report on virtual negotiations on international investment governance, while also sharing their experiences with and views on the challenges and opportunities involved.
Asia-Pacific Workshop on UNCTAD's Phase 3 of IIA Reform: Improving investment policy coherence and synergies
This joint workshop for the Asia-Pacific region takes a close look at the reform of international investment agreements (IIAs), considering at how states can address the risks that can result from investor-state dispute settlement claims involving most-favoured nation clauses and “nationality planning.”
Webinar on Valuation in Investment Arbitration: Spotlight on discounted cash flow analysis
This webinar explored the critical issue of compensation (or "damages") in international investment law, with a panel of expert speakers examining arbitral tribunals' increasing willingness to use a valuation technique known as discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis when calculating compensation.
European Regional Consultation on International Investment Agreements and Human Rights to Support the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
This regional consultation is being convened by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and hosted jointly by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the Essex Business and Human Rights Project in the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Center.